Hard Rock Hotel Goa Affiliates with RCI

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RCI welcomes India’s first ever Hard Rock Hotel to its global network of 4,300 resorts in more than 100 countries

India (July 5, 2016)RCI®, the global leader in holiday exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), along with Convention Hotels India Pvt. Ltd (CHI), have announced an agreement to affiliate Legends Club at the Hard Rock Hotel Goa to the RCI network. Located near the vibrant and famous Calangute beach in North Goa, the 135-room Legends Club at the Hard Rock Hotel Goa is the first music memorabilia themed resort of its kind in India.

“We are delighted to welcome on board the first ever Legends Club in India through our affiliation with Legends Club at the Hard Rock Hotel Goa,” said Pali Badwal, managing director, RCI India. “This is the first ever music-inspired hotel in India. This affiliation opens doors to our members across the world, providing them with the opportunity to experience the ‘complete entertainment’ resort.”

With its beaches and unique culture, Goa continues to be one of the most sought-after holiday destinations for travelers across the world.

Pali further adds, “It is our continuous endeavor to provide best-in-class and unforgettable holiday experiences to our members. We are totally committed in enhancing our resort portfolio through such affiliations and plans are on to affiliate more with similar, top quality resorts and hotels not only in India, but throughout the subcontinent. With the addition of the Hard Rock Hotel Goa, the total number of RCI affiliated resorts in Goa now stands at 14.”

“Legends Club is India’s most exclusive and premier Vacation Club that offers a unique stay experience at the Hard Rock Hotel Goa,” said Prataap Wadhwa, director, CHI. Furthermore, Priyakant Amin, director, CHI, stated, “With music as a common thread that binds all generations, the Hard Rock Hotel Goa offers a stay experience that is extremely relevant to the Goa culture. We are delighted to have Legends Club at Hard Rock Hotel Goa, affiliated with RCI as it offers our members exchanges to exotic locations beyond Goa and the opportunity for global RCI members to experience the unique stay experience at the Hard Rock Hotel Goa.”

About RCI
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with approximately 4,300 affiliated resorts in more than 100 countries. RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Today, through the RCI Weeks® program, the week-for-week exchange system, and the RCI Points® program, the industry’s first global points-based exchange system, RCI provides flexible vacation options to its 3.8 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI’s luxury exchange program, The Registry Collection® program, is the world’s largest program of its kind with approximately 200 affiliated properties either accessible for exchange or under development on six continents. RCI is part of Wyndham Destination Network and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our www.RCI.com

About CHI
CHI was formed in 2006 to invest in India’s hospitality sector. The company has developed the Hard Rock Hotel Goa which is the largest hotel in North Goa with 135 units. The company plans to extend its Hotel and Legends Club portfolio to new destinations within South Asia.
Resort website - http://www.hardrockhotels.com/goa/

About Hard Rock International
With venues in 69 countries, including 164 cafes, 23 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Reykjavik and Lyon. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Dubai, Itapema, Los Cabos, Tenerife, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

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